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Title: Global Network On Energy for Sustainable Development

  • Global Network On Energy for Sustainable
  • Energy for the Achievement of the Millennium
    Development Goals

An action oriented partnership
  • GNESD A Type II partnership of the WSSD
  • GNESD Objective
  • to promote sustainable development and poverty
    alleviation by expanding the knowledge base about
    environmentally sound provision of energy
  • To achieve this objective the Network promotes
  • information exchange
  • learning, analysis and study
  • policy support
  • capacity building and
  • advocacy, with a focus on issues of concern to
    developing countries.

A Global Network Strength

AEA Technology (UK) AFREPREN (Kenya) Asian Institute of Technology (Thailand) Fundación Bariloche (Argentina) Energy Research Centre (South Africa) Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (Netherlands) Energy Research Group, American University of Beirut (Lebanon) Energy Research Institute (China) Environmental Development Action in the Third World, (Senegal) Fraunhofer Institute (Germany) Institute of Energy Economics (Japan) Institute of Energy Policy and Economics Université Pierre Mendès-France, (France) International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics, Lund University (Sweden) KFA Research Centre Jülich (Germany) Mediterranean Renewable Energy Centre MEDREC (Tunisia) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (USA) Stockholm Environment Institute Boston Center (USA) Energy and Resources Institute (India) The University of São Paulo and the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) UNEP Risø Centre (Denmark)
Results Impact
  • GNESD has established a true south-south
    partnership and has taken part in and influenced
    discussions at global events GNESD results are
    quoted in publications from major energy
    institutions like the World Energy Council, the
    World Bank, REN21, the International Energy
    Agency, etc.
  • GNESD has helped moving debate forward in new and
    poorly understood subjects, e.g. the impacts of
    power reform on the poorer part of the
    population. The GNESD findings documented that
    reforms often have had negative consequences for
    the poor, but positive examples showed that if
    appropriate policies are put in place and
    sequencing of reforms are considered, results can
    be positive. When these findings were published
    they created some controversy but have since
    become generally accepted.

2008 Milestones
  • Thematic activities
  • Thematic study on Urban and Peri-Urban Energy
  • 7 Centres analyzed situation in major cities
  • Technical reports on data collection, analysis
    and findings
  • Technical summary and assessment of findings
  • Policy summary with concrete recommendations for
    key action areas launched at the Poznan Assembly
  • Newsletter
  • Special issue of the journal Energy for
    Sustainable Development (ESD) in December.
  • Coordinator - TERI

2008 Achievements
  • Thematic activities
  • Thematic study on Energy Security
  • Phase I completed with focus at both
    national/macro level issues and household/micro
    level impacts
  • Technical reports available
  • Second phase under preparation
  • Coordinator - AIT
  • New theme initiated in December on bioenergy for
    rural development and poverty alleviation
  • Coordinator - Cenbio

2008 Achievements
  • Outreach Impacts related activities
  • Thematic outputs presentations at various
    international meetings in regions and by
  • Article on Renewable energy technologies and
    poverty and poverty alleviation for the
    Commonwealth Finance Ministers meeting in 2008
  • GNESD work included in the ID21 Research
    highlights by University of Sussex
  • Joint activities with REEEP
  • New outreach programme

Work programme 2009
  • Thematic activities
  • Peri-urban energy Regional workshops presenting
    findings and engaging experts and stakeholders
  • Eastern, and Southern Africa workshop Cape Town,
    South Africa, 26 - 27 May, 2009. Coordinator
    ERC. (in conjunction with CEMA)
  • North West and Central Africa workshop in Dakar,
    3-5 November. Coordinator ENDA (in conjunction
    with CEMA)
  • LAC workshop co-organized by FB/CENBIO/COPPE
    together with ECLAC/Club De Madrid. 20th-21st
    October, 2009. at ECLAC in Santiago, Chile
  • Asian workshop in Jakarta, Indonesia.
    Tentatively 3 - 4 June 2009. Coordinator AIT

Work programme 2009
  • Thematic activities
  • Bio energy Full thematic study implemented
  • Initiation of follow-up study on key topics
    emerging from peri-urban theme
  • Policy Papers on climate and energy focusing on
    local synergies between mitigation and adaptation

Work programme 2009
  • Emerging issues paper series climate and energy
    links as first topic with three papers
  • Expanded outreach and regional networking with
    outreach coordinators in each centre
  • Increased presentation of results at regional
  • Systematic national policy consultations on
    studies and results

Results from Review
  • Results of Independent review, commissioned by
    the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • GNESD today is a highly relevant and efficient
    network, highly cost efficient and known for the
    high quality of its thematic studies
  • Well-established, consolidated and successful on
    most counts.

Recommendations from Review
  • Continue focus on high quality outputs as core
  • Increase focus on impacts and documenting how
    results are used in practice
  • Spreading the network experiences and expertise
    further through enhanced outreach, including
    stronger focus on regional outreach by Centres
  • Consider ways of working with the private sector
    either directly or through themes on issues like
  • Finding ways of engaging Northern Centres more
  • Use COP 15 opportunity to present work on
    energy-MDG-CC links and priorities

Increasing impacts
  • Increasing the impacts of the network
  • Improve links with the Energy Programmes of
    international organisations and Initiatives
    (UNEP, UNDP, REEEP, World Bank and others). Close
    collaboration already exists with UNEP, UNDP and
    REEEP with support for workshops and new outreach
  • Initiating emerging issues papers producing GNESD
    contributions on hotly debated energy and
    development topics
  • Moving towards building establishing informal
    sub-regional networking structures to ensure
    outreach and opportunity for stakeholder feed
    back on priority topics.
  • Improved monitoring and reporting by Centres on
    results and impacts, spin-off activities and
    dedicated outreach

Thank you